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Citation III/VI/VII

Private Flights on the Citation III/VI/VII Mid Jet – History and Highlights

Private aircraft charters arranged by Charter Flight Group on the Cessna Citation III/VI/VII will transport you and your travel companions in and out of worldwide destinations in style and luxury. These midsized business jets represent the core of Cessna Aircraft Company’s extremely popular Citation family of business jets, and were in constant production for nearly 20 years (1983-2000). If you want the flexibility of taking off on your own timetable and landing in hundreds of private domestic and international airports in some of the fastest private aircraft charter jets available, let Charter Flight Group fill your private aviation needs.

In its effort to compete with the new, fast business jets entering the market in the early 1980s, Cessna introduced its innovative Citation III. Almost immediately, Citation III set records in its class for time-to-climb and overall speed. Its supercritical swept wing, T-tail and twin Garrett TFE731-3B turbofan engines make the Citation III the ideal private aircraft charter to get you to your destination faster.

Next in Cessna’s series was the Citation VI, an economy version of the Citation III, introduced in 1991. Built on the Citation III airframe, Cessna outfitted the Citation VI with standardized avionics and a standard, non-customizable cabin interior

to make it more economical for buyers. Again, the speed was notable and featured twin Honeywell TFE731-3B-100S engines. Citation VI can perform at Mach .81 to .83 at a cruising altitude of 43,000 feet, making it one of the fastest business jets in the midsized class. The Citation VI is a very comfortable high-performance private aviation aircraft.

In 1992, Cessna introduced the luxury midsized high-performing Citation VII with bigger engines and speeds that topped its nearest competitor, the Learjet. Twin Garrett TFE731-4R-2S turbofan engines with 4,080 pounds of thrust each improved the jet’s takeoff performance and climb speed (to 37,000 feet in under 18 minutes). Chartered private flights on this business jet can operate from higher-altitude airports in hot weather conditions. The Citation VII was so popular that it became the core business jet in the Citation line. The Citation VII is certified to FAR part 25 safety standards, the same standards commercial aircraft must meet. It is in constant use today for private aircraft charters.